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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 618-09
August 14, 2009

DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

                Sgt. William J. Cahir, 40, of Washington D.C., died Aug. 13 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 4th Civil Affairs Group, Marine Forces Reserve, based out of Washington D.C.

 

                For additional background information on this Marine, news media representatives may contact the Marine Forces Reserve public affairs office at (504) 678-6539; or after hours (504) 235-6128.